Shatter The Glass Ceiling - Don't Just Break It More than likely you have heard the term, The Glass Ceiling. Today it refers to the level in a business organization that females and minorities are not able to reach because of their sex or race. This "glass ceiling" cannot be seen but structurally exists. What is also important to understand is … [Read more...] about Shatter The Glass Ceiling – Don’t Just Break It
Women are well represented in the advertising industry - I should know, I worked in that space for a number of years as a Copywriter. And there are many powerful women within their own domains. But at the senior levels there is still a challenge in women breaking through the glass ceiling. The Communications Council has taken up the challenge … [Read more...] about Glass Ceilings in Advertising
Just came across a great article in Forbes about that state of play for women in the pharmaceutical industry. "In the end there's a small cohort of men who have to be comfortable working with you" in order for you to make it to the very top in this industry. I recall a very attractive young female recruiter who used to work in the … [Read more...] about Women in Pharma – Are They?
"You could be forgiven for thinking women have not just broken through the glass ceiling, but smashed it to bits, melted it down and had it recast into nameplates for their executive suites." wrote Daniel Hatch in The West Australian recently. Kudos to Daniel for a great turn of phrase! Regrettably, it's not the case although he did offer … [Read more...] about Women on Boards ??
Maggie Thatcher has a lot to answer for. The former (and first female) Prime Minister of Britain from 1979 to 1990 was also the longest-serving PM in modern times. Revered and reviled for her tough stance and unbending will, she epitomised what people did not like about women in power. Tough. Arrogant. Unsympathetic. And yet, she was … [Read more...] about When the Glass Ceiling Breaks